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Join and volunteer for the Board of Directors!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering on the Board of Directors of the Ottawa Humane Society (OHS). OHS is always seeking to connect with dedicated and caring individuals who are interested in serving on its volunteer Board of Directors. OHS will be looking for four (4) new volunteer Directors to serve on the Board. Two volunteers will begin in March 2018 to serve the balance of the terms of the directors they are replacing mid-term.  The remaining two candidates will be put forward for election by the Nominating Committee at the 2018 annual meeting of members of OHS which is held in September. If elected, these candidates will join the Board at that time. Although not a requirement for all four positions, this year there is a need to recruit a candidate with accounting experience.

Position Description

Candidates should be self-motivated, professional and dedicated to OHS through Board service.

Previous experience serving on a Board of Directors at a charitable/not-for profit organization is important, however not mandatory. Ideal candidate assets also include expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Charitable organization/not-for-profit;
  • Governance;
  • Management/strategic planning;
  • Evaluation/performance management;
  • Fundraising;
  • Government relations;
  • Finance/accounting;
  • Legal or regulatory;
  • Human Resources or recruitment & retention;
  • Information technology;
  • Privacy/Security;
  • Communications and;
  • Specialized skills as needed.

The successful candidate must be willing and able to devote a minimum of 12 hours per month to Board duties. Board members are generally elected for a two-year term, and may be re-elected for two more consecutive two-year terms (totalling six (6) years).

Additional details of what it means to serve on the OHS Board of Directors as well as the application package, may be found at the following link:

Please direct inquiries and completed applications to Manager: Volunteers via email at Recruitment is open until 5 p.m. on December 20. Successful applicants must be available for interviews on the evenings of January 22-24, 2018.

Thank you for your interest in joining and volunteering for our Board of Directors!